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August 13, 2020

5 Productive Things You Can Do While Being At Home

For the past few months we’ve been stuck at home and we haven’t been able to do much.. It feels weird…

For many parents, their kids are still at home and we are just doing the best that we can in order to get through this. 

But when are we getting through this? Like when is it going to be the time when we can just break free and be ourselves, hug our friends and families and be able to have a pre-Covid life?

I’m not sure, we are just living this unknown every single day and there seems to be no answers to anything. Nobody knows, that is what is the scariest…
So if we don’t know, if we are still living under uncertainties about what is happening, then what are we left to do???

1. Focus on the positives

It’s hard… I know, I sometimes want to forget about Covid and just go back to the way our lives were before this started, but there are some positives…

For example, we’ve been able to be with our families for a long time. I have two little ones and it has been so hard, so hard that my sleep schedule consists of sleeping only 4-5 hours a day (I’m in the process of changing that!), but still… I was able to enjoy my kids just a bit longer before going off to school…

2. Appreciate what you have

I know it’s hard. But we are alive! We have a lot to be thankful for… So let’s appreciate that you have a roof over your head, that we are able to live our lives in some way…

Some have yards, others have pools, others have family close by where they can visit, others have balconies, others have extra help at home… I’m not sure what type of life you have, but I know that you’re able to appreciate the little bit that you have (or a lot of what you have).

It’s hard to continue to live in the unknown, not knowing what is going to happen, what is going to happen to inner city kids who don’t have the support that others kids have? I wonder that all the time… 

What you can do is support organizations that help those populations, and above all, appreciate that the organizations exist and are able to help!

Can’t say this enough - appreciation and love for what you have and appreciation for the opportunity to live another day…

3. Make online connections with others

This has been awesome for me… I’ve been able to connect with others - friends, acquaintances  and even people who I don’t know.

I’m doing so in a Facebook group, where we can talk about hobbies and issues that are important to me. I’ve made new friends and I’ve had some sense of appreciation by making connections with others. 

This does not mean that I have to add them to my Facebook friends list or anything like that, this means that I have a connection to others in a safe and online space because if not, I cannot make connections with anyone else. 

This has allowed me to do different things that otherwise I would not have been able to do.

4. Exercise more

In the beginning of this pandemic, I was a mess and did not exercise or eat healthy, but I woke up and changed that. I realized that I was gaining weight and was not taking care of myself.

When you’re home, you have a lot going on… I get it!

But there are things that you can do to stay healthy. You can go out for a run - even if it’s 20 minutes long…

Whatever you can do to say healthy and keep on living your life…

I also would like to add that by exercising and eating healthy, you’re able to minimize the risk of getting sick during this time.

5. Plan

It’s hard to plan because you never know when things will go back to normal, but there are ways to plan things for the future.

First, plan in the long term, not in the short term. For example, plan a vacation when this is all over. What is the one place that you would like to visit and maybe take a family vacation?

Or maybe you can plan what will be your next step professionally? Will you start a new business? Will you speak to your manager to continue to grow in the company?

Plan, not to reach your goals, but plan to have something to look forward to… something that you can use as momentum and something that you can eventually put dates and times into…

This is unlike what any coach would tell you, but I can tell you that it’s the best thing that you can do… plan, to have something to look forward to…

So yes, this situation is starting to feel like it’s never going to go away, but what can you do? Want to live in fear? Want to stop living? Or want to find a way to do something positive in your life?

The choice is yours… 

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Miri Lenoff - Known Success

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